Central America

Central America in the 1980's

This paper gives a description as to why Central America has become so important to the United States recently and gives demographic statistics comparing Central American countries with European Countries and Similar U.S. states.

Booklist of Award Winning Books

A list of 12 Award-Winning books having to do with Latin America.

Afro-Central Americans: Rediscovering the African Heritage

This reading explores the deep cultural background of Central Americans, many of which have African Heritage. Black presence has been largely ignored in Central America and this report sheds light on that African heritage. A lot has been contested regarding what makes a Afro-Central American. email our Outreach Coordinator Clea Conlin at cconlin@email.arizona.edu for the report.

Paraguay: Sounds of Hope

In this lesson, students will examine how a music education program is being used in Paraguay to bring about positive social change. They will then predict how Paraguay's economy, politics and culture might be different in 20 years as a result of the program. For more background information on Paraguay and the vision for this music program,

Nicaragua Quest: Teacher's Guide

This guide is a project-based learning experience designed to engage students in the politics, history and culture of Nicaragua through role-playing and discussion. The final product will be a group report reflecting the grown answer to the question: form an opinion on the Nicaraguan Sandinista Revolution.

Human and Environment Interaction in Latin America

Use environmental history to illustrate how environment influences humans and humans transform the environment.

The Role of the Military in Latin America

In this lesson, students will be able to discuss the Latin American military's influence among national politics.

Persistent Attitudes about Colonialism in Latin America

In this lesson, students will demonstrate understanding of the colonial past in Latin America and how these are still issues today for both the former colonials and former colonists.

Latin American Immigration to the United States

Students will develop a basic understanding of the reasons for internal and international migration and the issues surrounding the immigration of Latin Americans to the United States.

Introduction and Stereotypes

In this lesson, students will understand the concepts of stereotypes and ethnocentrism. After discussing their perceptions of Latin Americans and their environment, students will be encouraged to become familiar with the diversity of Latin America and thereby recognize stereotypes.
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